Cardiff v Arsenal Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
August 29, 2018
Cardiff City Stadium - Premier League
Newly promoted Cardiff face another tough test on their return to the top flight, as they welcome Arsenal to South Wales on Sunday.
Arsenal beat Cardiff twice during their first stint in the back in 2013-14 Premier League season, winning 2-0 in London and 3-0 away from home, with former player Aaron Ramsey scoring twice in the Welsh capital.
Cardiff will be boosted by the return of midfielder Junior Hoilett, but fellow midfielders Aron Gunnarsson and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing are still out of action.
Arsenal will check on midfielder Mesut Ozil, after he missed their win over West Ham with a bout of sickness. Carl Jenkinson, Ainsley Maitaland-Niles, Laurent Koscielny and Saed Kolasinac are already ruled out through injury.
Cardiff v Arsenal Preview and Predicitons
Cardiff have been up against it so far this season, facing - and losing to - Chelsea and defending champions Manchester City in their first two games, before a battling 0-0 draw against Huddersfield.
Arsenal have also found it tough going so far, losing to the same to sides so far, but the reacting by beating West Ham 3-1 at home last weekend. New boss Unai Emery is slowly getting his methods to catch on at the club, and the signs look positive towards Arsenal turning a corner in terms of their results.
Cardiff looked more solid against Huddersfield, but they are likely to be over run by Arsenal, and an away win is priced at 8/13.
Arsenal have looked threatening in attack this season, and vulnerable at the back - scoring five and conceding six - and they could have problems in this game, with a BTTS bet at 9/10.
Arsenal to win 2-1 at 13/2
The Gunners are still adjusting to life without Arsene Wenger, but Emery is beginning to make his mark, and he knows they need to return to the top four this season. Cardiff will find life tough in the top flight, and this should be another loss.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score first at 23/10
The Gabonese international is yet to score so far this season, with five separate goal scorers so far, and he will be eager to get off the mark for 2018-19 before the international break. His pace and movement will be a concern for a leaky Cardiff defence this weekend.